Posted on November 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. by The editorial staff
This Friday, Al-Sadd formalized the departure of Xavi to FC Barcelona. However, on the side of the Catalan club, we would deny this announcement. The soap opera would therefore not be over yet.
“The Al-Sadd administration agreed to transfer Xavi to Barcelona after paying the penalty clause stipulated in the contract. After several days of negotiations, Al-Sadd announced the departure of Xavi to FC Barcelona this Friday on his Twitter account. Since the dismissal of Ronald Koeman , Joan Laporta had been looking for a new coach and Xavi seemed to be the favorite to take over from the Dutch technician. However, this officialization issued by the Qatari team would have absolutely nothing real.
Barça denies the officialization of Xavi
Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, he does not There would still be no agreement between Al-Sadd and the club built around a return of Xavi to Catalonia. Some FC Barcelona sources would deny the Qatari club's announcement, adding that they have no intention of paying the € 5m release clause to secure the services of the Spanish technician. Worse yet, Barca are said to be angry with the Qatari News Agency. Indeed, FC Barcelona would interpret this statement as a means of pressure on Rafa Yuste and Mateu Alemany , the two representatives of the Blaugrana sent to Qatar , so that they align with the demands of the leaders of Al-Sadd . The soap opera Xavi would therefore not be finished yet.